Jan 18, 2006 - My Betta fish has been "sitting" vertically for about a week now
Males and females flare or puff out their (opercula) to appear more impressive, either to intimidate other rivals or as an act of . Other reasons for flaring can include when they are intimidated by movement or change of scene in their environments. Both sexes display horizontal bars if stressed or frightened. However, such colour changes, common in females of any age, are rare in mature males due to their intensity of colour. Females often flare at other females, especially when setting up a . fish behave similarly, with vertical instead of horizontal stripes indicating a willingness and readiness to breed (females only). enjoy a decorated tank, being a territorial fish it is necessary to establish territory even when housed alone. They may set up a territory centered on a plant or rocky alcove, sometimes becoming highly possessive of it and aggressive toward trespassing rivals. This is the reason why when kept with other fish the minimum tank size should be 45 litres (about 10 gallons). Contrary to popular belief, Bettas are compatible with many other species of aquarium fish. Given the proper parameters bettas will be known to only be aggressive towards smaller and slower fish than themselves such as .
As any true aquarium enthusiast will tell you, this size tank is extremely cruel and inhumane and I am appalled it is being showcased on the Daily Grommet - enough to make me unsubscribe after I send this message.
I also hate that the tank vertical rather than horizontal, making it much more stressful on the fish. Yes, bettas like to hover, but that is not ALL they like to do.
Ideal size tanks for bettas START at 2.5 gal, over twice the size of this one. Read bettafishtalk dot com if you really care about your betta.
Unbelievable that in 2013 we have not evolved enough to consider animals anything more than disposable decor. If you are too darn lazy to properly care for and yes, clean up, after your pet, you should not own one.
Fish normally sleep vertical, but I've seen my betta sleep horizontal
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I have a healthy and VERY active female betta who is about 5 months old. She has always had a very clean body without any striping, but for the past week she has displayed dark, vertical stripes. I have read that this means that either she is ready to mate or that she is feeling aggressive. She hasn't acted any different, and has no body shape changes. She lives in a filtered 2 gallon tank by herself (no exposure to any other fish), has a plastic plant, her tank temperature ranges from 74-76 degrees F, is fed 2 pellets twice a day, and is always extremely active and has vibrant coloration. I should mention that I recently travelled with her (she has a travel tank that is about a 1/2 gallon) back and forth to college, and I just put her back into her 2 gallon aquarium about 9 days ago. Any ideas about why this striping is present and why it would last for such a long period of time? Any ideas would be appreciated!! Thanks so muchmy first betta fish was fine for the first 3 weeks... then, all of a sudden, it started to look "sick" then a few days later, it started to float vertically near the corners (which is their way of lying down and trying to breathe like us humans when we're sick we lie down and just lie), and it wouldn't eat the food that i gave it, and rarely moved around. when it did... it sort of scraped the floor... not really moving, and when it did move, it would go up to the surface just to breathe, then lie on the floor again. then his eyes started to go opaque, and his body started to lose color, then, after i came back from school, my Friday was gone :( the most saddest day ever.